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Property Overview

This is an outstanding large property that is steeped in history and full of character and provides exceptional family accommodation. Originally built in 1754 as a ‘Maison de Travail’ and convent, this beautiful 6-bedroom Manor built from blue granite has been lovingly restored and tastefully redecorated to an extremely high standard by the current owners with no expense spared. Delightful separate cottage adjacent to the Manor which is currently used as a summer rental property, alternatively perfect caretakers residence or an additional property for extended family. Situated just over an hour’s drive from the coastal town of Caen and two hours from Paris. 

Property Details

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Reference 85557DWR61 Price
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Bedrooms 11 bed Bathrooms 5 bath
Accommodation 575 m2 Land 15173 m2 - 1.5173 ha
Town Department Orne
  • Village property
Property Type
  • Country House
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
  • Maison de Maitre
Property Features
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Double glazing
  • Electricity on site
  • Garage
  • Guest house / gite
  • High speed internet
  • Private parking
  • Solar / Photovoltaic panels
  • Suitable for horses
  • Swimming Pool
  • Water on site
  • Woodburner(s)
Property Condition
  • Excellent condition

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Full Property Description

The Property is located within easy driving distance of ferry ports and airports, with shops, services and golf-courses nearby. Its proximity to the northern Normandy coast, beaches and transport links means this property has great potential as a wonderful family home with useable commuter links or as a luxury holiday rental property.

Built on 1.5 hectares with landscaped gardens and paddocks, the buildings were constructed in 1754 from Normandy blue granite. The Manor has 6 bedrooms and the Cottage has 5 bedrooms; both have outdoor heated swimming pools. The perimeter of the property is enclosed by dry-stone granite walls. A state of the art geothermal-powered central heating system, combined with solar panels and double-glazed doors and windows, provides an environmentally-sound, low-cost and highly-effective heating solution for the Manor, the Cottage and the swimming pools.

Ground floor: From the driveway and courtyard, a formal entrance door opens into the granite hall, continue directly to the kitchen with its huge built-in island, dining area, original fireplace with log-burner, and large under-the-stair pantry. A door from the kitchen opens onto a terrace. Head back through the hall to the formal dining room which boasts an original granite fireplace and wooden beams. Also on the ground floor is a separate WC and a room currently being used as a gym.

A granite stone stairway leads to a half landing with entrance to the rear gardens, outdoor heated swimming pool (3m x 15m) and the two terraces. The stairway continues to the first-floor landing.

First floor:
The entire east wing boasts an enormous master bedroom with wooden floors and beams, dressing room and original fireplace. Leading from the bedroom is a beautiful en-suite.
The large lounge covers the west wing and features an original fireplace with log-burner, and 5 large windows to front and rear that deliver an abundance of natural light.

From the central landing, a carpeted and sweeping staircase rises to a mezzanine level with small landing and study. The current owners have prepared this room for potential use as an additional bathroom (pipes are already in situ). The stairs extend up to the second floor landing.
Second floor
The east wing has two bedrooms with wooden floors and a family bathroom with separate WC.

The west wing features three further bedrooms, one with an en-suite, all with original wooden floors and views.
From the east and west wing corridors, there are two sets of stairs that rise to a 200 sq m attic.

From the front driveway and courtyard, the main door opens into the kitchen on the ground level. A fully equipped and spacious room, it features a back door which leads to a terrace with an outdoor heated swimming pool (3m x 9m), al fresco dining area with awning, and children’s play area.

A family bathroom and separate WC are situated on the ground floor, next to a large stone-floored bedroom with private entrance.

The large lounge features an original stone fireplace and hearth, wooden beams and large windows to front and rear. A stairway rises to the first floor.

First floor :
A master bedroom with wooden beams and views to front and back, with en-suite bathroom and small adjoining bedroom
Two additional bedrooms are located on the first floor plus a large landing and storage cupboard.

The property has a garage, cellar, workshop and woodshed. There is also a pool filter room and a pagoda in the gardens.

Private landscaped gardens with an abundance of mature shrubs and trees, they are gated and the perimeter is enclosed by a dry stone wall. Separate hedge lined and enclosed grass paddock and tree lined field with two gated entrances
Within the grounds are two heated swimming pool.

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